Spring 2018 - PHYS 102 D100

Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Class Number: 1528

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    DFA 300, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Feb 1, 2018
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Location: TBA

    Mar 8, 2018
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    Location: TBA

    Apr 15, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140 and MATH 154 or 150 or 151 or 157, all with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158, PHYS 130.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

COURSE DETAILS:

Topics:         
1.            Electrostatics: Forces and Fields         
2.            Electrostatics: Potentials         
3.            Direct Current Electricity         
4.            Circuits         
5.            Magnetism and Electromagnetic Induction         
6.            Electromagnetic radiation         
7.            The Propagation of Light         
8.            Geometrical Optics         
9.            Physical Optics         
10.          Nuclear physics         
11.          Radioactivity

Grading

  • iClicker Responses 5%
  • Online Assignments 10%
  • Tutorial Participation and Written Assignments 15%
  • Midterm Exam 1 15%
  • Midterm Exam 2 15%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

- Physics - Principles with Applications, Vol 2 (7th edition), by D. C. Giancoli
- Mastering Physics access code (please purchase this from the bookstore)
- iClicker

You can purchase the package from the bookstore.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students who cannot write their exam during the course's scheduled exam time must request accommodation from their instructor in writing, clearly stating the reason for this request, before the end of the first week of classes.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS